Janine Duvitski (born Christine Janine Drzewicki) is an English actress, known for her roles as Jane Edwards in Waiting for God, Pippa Trench in One Foot in the Grave and Jacqueline Stewart in Benidorm. Duvitski first came to national attention in the play Abigail’s Party, written and directed in 1977 by Mike Leigh.
Duvitski was born in Lancaster, Lancashire. Her father was Polish. She trained at the East 15 Acting School in London. She has four children, Jack, Albert, Ruby, and Edith Bentall, with her actor husband Paul Bentall. Her youngest daughter Edith is the lead singer of the band ‘FOURS’.
Duvitski’s principal television credits include the series Waiting for God (1990–1994), One Foot in the Grave (1990–2000), and Benidorm (2007-2018). In the BBC’s Vanity Fair she played Mrs Crawley. She has also appeared on Lily Savage’s Blankety Blank.
She has also appeared in the one-off production of Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter, as well as in episodes of Foyle’s War (“Fifty Ships”), Benidorm, Brush Strokes, Cowboys, Citizen Smith, Minder, Midsomer Murders, My Family, Man About the House, The Georgian House, The New Statesman, The Black Stuff by Alan Bleasdale, The Knowledge, Z-Cars, The Worst Week of My Life, Little Dorrit, Still Open All Hours and, in 2013, as Emily Scuttlebutt in the CBeebies show Old Jack’s Boat.